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With the impending legalization of marijuana in Canada, what do plan sponsors need to consider? How will the workplace be affected by both recreational and medical marijuana? What are the legal implications? Should benefits plans cover medical marijuana? All these topics and more will be on the table during a panel discussion at Benefits Canada’s 2018 […]

LiUNA pension fund suing banks over alleged rigging of currency markets

The Laborers’ International Union of North America pension plan is suing a number of financial institutions for allegedly conspiring to fix prices within the foreign exchange market. The class action lawsuit alleges the defendants participated in manipulating the price of currency purchased in the foreign exchange market from at least as early as 2003 until 2013, according to a […]

McCarthy Tétrault names new partner in pension, benefits group

Deron Waldock has joined McCarthy Tétrault LLP as a partner in its national pension, benefits and compensation group, working out of the firm’s Toronto office. “Deron is a great addition to our firm,” said Randy Bauslaugh, leader of the firm’s national pensions, benefits and executive compensation group, in a news release. “This area of law is […]

  • By: Staff
  • February 9, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 09:04
Have your say: Are new labour law changes a concern for employers?

New labour law changes, particularly enhanced leave provisions in Ontario, are likely to increase costs and administrative challenges for employers, according to one expert. Amendments in Ontario’s Bill 148, which took effect on Jan. 1, include 10 days of personal emergency leave, two of which are paid; a new domestic violence leave of 10 days, five […]

Carleton University’s bid to recover $500K in pension payments to dead man upheld

The Quebec Court of Appeal has upheld a ruling ordering a woman to repay about $500,000 in pension benefits paid to a university professor found dead years after he disappeared. The case dealt with pension payments to Lynne Threlfall, the former de facto spouse of the retired Carleton University professor, 77-year-old George Rosme, after he […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 26, 2017 September 13, 2019
  • 10:02
Court rejects pension claim against U.S. company’s Canadian subsidiary

The British Columbia Supreme Court has rejected an American multi-employer pension plan’s claim for $1.25 billion against a U.S. company’s Canadian subsidiary. The case revolved around the claim that a Canadian subsidiary was on the hook for the unfulfilled pension withdrawal liabilities of one of its parent company’s U.S. subsidiaries. The parent company, Walter Group, includes U.S., […]

Court overturns $176K in retirement severance awarded to B.C. mining employee

The British Columbia Court of Appeal has overturned a ruling that gave a copper mine employee an 18-month severance package upon retirement. At trial last year, the B.C. Supreme Court had awarded Albert Aubrey, an employee at mining company Teck Highland Valley Copper Partnership in Logan Lake, B.C., $176,250 in damages for a breach of an employment contract. […]

Ontario Uber drivers launch class action in bid to be considered employees

Drivers who work for Uber Technologies Inc. in Ontario have launched a class action lawsuit arguing the company has misclassified them as independent contractors and should instead treat them as employees. According to the statement of claim, the plaintiffs are asking for $200 million in damages, plus $2,000 for legal fees. They’re also asking for reimbursement […]

Gowlings to merge with U.K. law firm

Gowlings and U.K. law firm Wragge Lawrence Graham (WLG) plan to merge.

  • By: Staff
  • July 8, 2015 September 13, 2019
  • 10:00
Ontario to launch consultations on labour laws

This spring, Ontario will launch public consultations on the changing nature of the modern workplace.

  • By: Staff
  • February 17, 2015 September 13, 2019
  • 15:17